Coachella
Coachella (2006)

Filmmaker Drew Thomas brings California's popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to the screen with a different kind of musical documentary that not only showcases performances by some of the hottest acts to take the stage,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 9, 2006
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Patrick MacDonald
Seattle Times

Captures the fun, beauty and excitement of the annual summertime rock festival of the same name.

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Aidin Vaziri
San Francisco Chronicle

Unlike D.A. Pennebaker's great concert documentaries such as Monterey Pop and Don't Look Back, Coachella doesn't quite capture the stretches of tedium and fits of excitement that come with actually being at an event like this ...

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Coachella" is an eminently worthy snapshot for contemporary music fans, not just of the festival but of the best in modern music

Siran Babayan
L.A. Weekly

Just as SoCal was ripe for a multigenre, Euro-style music festival, so was Coachella ready for a documentary that captured the euphoric excitement of watching live bands and dancing to pulsating electronica in a sweaty, glow-stick-lit tent.

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Collin Souter
eFilmCritic.com

A well-made, if insignificant, film about a well-managed, significant music festival.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Though the acts don't have the heft required for concert-film greatness, they do comprise a sort of screen capture of the decade's musical movement.

Dennis Harvey
Variety

An excellent overview of the ambiance and showcased talent at arguably the best annual U.S. rock festival ...

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Chris Macias
Sacramento Bee

Captures some musical moments that are worth the price of admission and a box of popcorn, such as the Mars Volta going buck wild or the Pixies' triumphant showing in 2004.

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